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Professor Laurence Gill

Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)
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Laurence Gill is a Professor in Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. His research interests involve studying the fate and transport of both air and water-borne pollutants in the natural and built environment, as well as the development of passive treatment processes. Much of the work involves extensive field studies which are then used to develop mathematical models to gain further insight into the processes. Prior to joining at Trinity College in 1999, he spent several years working in the UK water industry on the design of water and wastewater treatment processes for urban populations.
  Chemicals Transport   Civil Engineering   Coastal & Ocean Engineering   Coastal Engineering & Processes   Development in Africa   Earth science and hydrology   Energy and Climate Change   Energy Environmental Sciences   Energy from biomass (see Forestry also)   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental engineering   Environmental Impacts of Transport   Environmental Science   Fresh water pollution   Geothermal Engineering   Groundwater   Groundwater vulnerability and contamination   Hydraulics   Hydrogeology   Hydrology   Hydrology of limestone terrains   Ocean and Ocean Energy Systems   On-Site Wastewater Treatment   Photochemistry   Pollution   Process Development Engineering   Process Engineering   Renewable energies   River pollution   Sanitary Engineering   Sewage sludge   Solar   Solar Disinfection   Solar, Collectors/Concentrators   Solar, Heat Storage   Solar, Photochemical Conversion   Solar, Thermal Power Systems   Tidal and Wave Energy   Time Frequency and Wavelet Analysis   Treatment Processes   Waste Management, Recycling   Waste water treatment   Water & Sanitation   Water engineering   Water Monitoring, Quality, Treatment   Water Resources Engineering   Water Supply   Water Treatment   Wetland Ecosystems   Wetlands
 Wastewater treatment efficiency of subsoils and stratified sand filters
 Tracer Study Investigations into Reactor Mixing Characterisation
 An Examination of the Parameters Involved in the Design of a Continuous Flow Solar Disinfection Process
 The Hydrodynamics of Grit Particles Moving Round a Bend using Computational Fluid Dynamics
 Relative exposure to air pollution whilst commuting to work between transport modes

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Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1999 present
Mooney D., Danaher M., Richards K. Gill L.W., Mellander P-E. Coxon C., The occurrence of anthelmintic residues in Irish karst and fractured bedrock aquifers: a pilot study, Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM 2017), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 March 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gallagher, M., McNabola, A., Kamber, B., Gill, L.W., Ghosh, B., Alam, M.S., Particulate Matter from Diesel Vehicles: Emission & Exposure in Dublin, The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) , Athlone, 10-12 April, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gallagher M., McNabola A., Kamber B., Gill L. Ghosh B., Alam S., Particulate matter from diesel vehicles: emission and exposure, 25th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Cadiz, Spain, 25-27 April 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W. , Hydro-ecological modelling of groundwater / surface water interactions in lowland Irish karst, Karlsruhe Karst Lectures - No.19, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 30 May 2017, 2017, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Naughton O., McCormack. T., Johnston, P.M., Gill, L.W., Groundwater flood mechanisms in lowland karst in Ireland, Journal of Flood Risk Management, 10, 2017, p53 - 64, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McCormack T., O'Connell Y., Daly E., Gill L.W., Henry T., Perriquet M., Characterisation of karst hydrogeology in Western Ireland using geophysical and hydraulic modelling techniques, Journal of Hydrology Regional Studies , 10, 2017, p1 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Somlai-Haase C., Knappe J. Gill L.W., Carbon dioxide emissions from a septic tank soakaway in a northern maritime climate, Science of the Total Environment , 586, 2017, p485 - 491, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mac Mahon J., Pillai S., Kelly J., Gill L.W., Solar photocatalytic disinfection of E. coli and bacteriophages MS2, ΦX174 and PR772 using TiO2, ZnO and Ruthenium based complexes in a continuous flow system, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 170, 2017, p79 - 90, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gill L.W., Ring, P., Casey B., Higgins N., Johnston P.M., Long term heavy metal removal by a constructed wetland treating rainfall runoff from a motorway, Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 2017, p32-44 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mockler E., Deakin J., Archbold M., Gill L.W., Daly D., Bruen M., Sources of nitrogen and phosphorus emissions to Irish rivers and coastal waters: estimates from a nutrient load apportionment framework, Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 2017, p326-339 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Mooney D., Danaher M., Richards K. Gill L.W., Mellander P-E. Coxon C., Emerging organic contaminants arising in rural environments - investigations in karst and fractured aquifers., ENVIRON 2017, 27th Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, 10th- 12th April 201, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Dubber D., Misstear B., Johnston P., Curneen S., Keegan M., O'Flaherty V. Kilroy K., McCarthy T., Smyth, D. , Assessment of disposal options for treated wastewater from single houses in low permeability subsoil., EPA National Water Conference, Galway, Ireland, 21st-22nd June, 2016, 2016, Poster, PUBLISHED
McCormack T., Vouillamoz J., Gill L.W., Lee M. , Modelling inception horizons and their influence on groundwater flow pathways in a karstic catchment., 59th Irish Geological Research Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 19th-21st February, 2016, Poster, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Using sunlight to provide clean drinking water for rural communities in developing countries., Light and Sustainability Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, 16th April, 2015, Trinity Week, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Evaluation of the sustainability of a WASH programme in north-west Tanzania. , Open lecture, Trinity College Dublin, 16th March , 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Lessons from Irish field research into on-site wastewater treatment., Open lecture, Borda, Bangalore, India, 29th January , 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Gill L.W., Recent research into on-site wastewater treatment and disposal in Ireland., CIWEM /ESAI - Innovation in water and wastewater technology, Marlborough House, Cork, Ireland, 27th November, 2015, CIWEM / ESAI, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Keegan M., Gill L.W., Dubber D., Modelling of alternative infiltration systems receiving domestic wastewater in low permeability subsoils. , ENVIRON 2014, 24th Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 26th- 28th February , 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Fennell C., Brophy L., Misstear B.D.R., Gill L.W. , The impact of effluent from Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems on rivers and wells., ENVIRON 2014, 24th Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 26th- 28th February, 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Dubber D., Pilla F., Gill L.W., Clustered decentralised wastewater treatment systems as a sustainable solution to Ireland's septic tank problem? , ENVIRON 2014, 24th Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 26th- 28th February, 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Project Exemplar 2015 award from InterTradeIreland collaboration with CDEnviro Ltd. 2015
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2013
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award 2011
Institution of Civil Engineers prize (Lancaster University) 1990
Research interests involve studying the fate and transport of both air and water-borne pollutants in the natural and built environment, as well as the development of passive treatment processes. Much of the work involves extensive field studies which are then used to develop mathematical models to gain further insight into the processes. Particular areas of research include: on-site wastewater treatment, karst hydro(geo)logy, ecohydrology of wetlands, solar photolytic and photocatalytic processes for continuous flow disinfection and arsenic removal, water and sanitation in developing countries